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Laura O'Sullivan

PO# 237897
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
I like to post short stories, sometimes sad, sometimes freaky, just to give my readers a little escape every now and then.
August 6, 2018
 

The Phone

Last night a friend rushed me out of the house to catch the opening act at a local bar's music night. After a few drinks I realized my phone wasn't in my pocket. I checked the table we were sitting at, the bar, the bathrooms, and after no luck I used my friend's phone to call mine.

After two rings someone answered, gave out a low rasp giggle, and hung up. They didn't answer again. I eventually gave it up as a lost cause and headed home.

I found my phone laying on my night stand, right where I left it ....

RINGS
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August 3, 2018
 

There's Something on the Stairs

When I was a kid, I would race up to the top of the stairs as fast as I could, Like it was some sort of silly game. Well, I must have been five or six at the time, I'm not sure, but I know I was very little.
Somewhere along the way, a voice at the top of the stairs started to whisper to me. It would make bets with e such as... "I bet you a penny you can't make it to the top of the stairs," I don't really think there was a certain amount of time or anything. As I said I was very little so I probably didn't have any counting abilities anyway. I recall just sitting at the top of the stairs with this voice, about the betting, of course.

Eventually the voice ...

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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August 3, 2018
 

The Bus Driver

There was a bus driver who worked for the country hospital. One day, he was transporting 20 mental patients to the state asylum. He got thirsty on the way and decided to stop for a few drinks at a bar.

When he got back to the bus, he was shocked to find it empty. All of the mental patients had somehow managed to get free and escaped. Worried that he would loose his job, the craft bus driver came up with an idea.

He drove the bus down the road and pulled over at the first bus stop he found. He opened the doors and all of the people waiting there got on the bus. The bus driver took them to the insane asylum and told the staff that these patients were especially violent a...

ART BANDIT
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August 2, 2018
 

Little Shadow

I'm the little shadow you see in the corner of your eye when you're alone in your apartment watching a scary movie in the dark.
Or, more accurately, I'm the little shadow you saw in the corner of your eye 2 years and 4 months ago.

Yes, I've been keeping track of you. I keep track of everyone. We all do. It's our job. We're sent to check up up on humans, see how things are going.
Mostly, i's fine. But I just thought I'd let you know....
2 years and 4 months ago is when you last saw me. You caught a glimpse of me and looked to the right, It's a good thing you did that, because to your left was a much bigger shadow. Well, "shadow" isn't really the right word.... demon?
W...

ORIGINAL
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August 2, 2018
 

The Soldier

A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having  fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco. "Mum, Dad, I'm coming home, but I've a favor to ask. I have a friend I'd like to bring home."
"Sure," they replied, "we'd love to meet him."
"There's something you should know" the son continues, " he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mine and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us."
"I'm sorry to hear that son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live."
"No, Mum, Dad, I want him to live with us."
"Son," said the father, "you don't know what you're asking. Someone ...

LIGHT SWEPT
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August 1, 2018
 

Julia Was a Clever Girl

Julia knew she was smart. She was one of those clever children, the kind of child who figures out early on that parents aren't all-powerful and all-knowing.

The first time she realized this was when she got scared. There had been a noise in her room, coming from under the bed, or from the closet.

Julia ran down the hall crying, "Mummy! Daddy!"
"What's wrong, honey?"

She expected them to comfort her, or roll their eyes, or get annoyed. Instead, they jumped up immediately and raced to her bedroom, where they checked under the bed, inspected the closet, and tested the window lock. The poked, prodded, and scoured every inch.

Julia caught on quickly. She kn...

HEART
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August 1, 2018
 

They're Just So Darn Cute

I love being a 2nd grade teacher. The kids in my class are so cute and innocent. They're at the perfect age. I used to teach 6th Grade, but I quickly realized that was a mistake. 6th grade is where the cliques form, the bullying flourishes, and the kids truly learn how to be terrible to each other. By that age, they're corrupted by gruesome videos on the internet and their peers crudely explaining sex to them. They have no respect for authority and no desire to learn.

No. 2nd grade children are far better. Their parents are still making an attempt to shield them from the harshness of the world. They look at me with wide eyes, eager to learn, drinking in all tha...

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS DAY
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August 1, 2018
 

The Pile of Photographs

A young girl walking home from school found a small pile of Polaroid photos lying in the gutter. There were twenty in all, neatly wrapped in a rubber band.
Sh picked them up, and as she walked she started to browse. The first Photo was that of a ghostly white man on a black background, standing just far enough away from the camera that she couldn't make out his features.

The girl slid the photo to the back of the stack, and looked at the next one. The photo was of the same man now standing a bit closer.

The girl flipped through the next several photos quickly. With each one the man in the picture came a bit closer and his features were a bit clearer.

Turni...

CELEBRATE ART
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August 31, 2017
 

                                           The Message

Don't dismiss this outright as the work of some raving lunatic. There's some sense to this story, if you'll just hear me out.....

Look, we all wonder if rime travel is possible, right? Well, let me tell you something..... it is. I'm from the future, actually. i know you probably don't believe that, but seriously, I'm from the future. It's a really great thing; getting to see the past, watching events unfold... stuff like that. We know more now than we ever would.

Behind all the fun though, there's a more serious aspect. We aren't supposed to go in our own lifetime, and we are NEVER allowed to contact our past selves. Let me tell ...

CELEBRATING FREEDOM
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August 31, 2017
 

Been a while but just thought i had to share this.
So, recently i went to see The Script Live i feel like my life has been complete after 10 years of waiting to see them i would definitely recommend seeing them live they are Phenomenal Jp Cooper was their support as well and cant say iv'e ever heard a better voice literally cried when they came on stage best night ever !!!!!!!

TOTAL ECLIPSE 2017
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January 20, 2017
 

REGRET .....

My sisters funeral was earlier today. She was my little sister, practically still a baby, she didn't deserve to die, and not the way that she did- mangled, crushed flat and churned up under a cars wheels, they wouldn't let us we the body.

I haven't told my parents it was suicide yet, I should tell someone, at least, because no one believes the driver when he tells them that she honestly did jump into the road out of nowhere. An innocent man's life is being ruined because of my sisters selfishness.

I told her she was being selfish, and i told her she would regret it, but I honestly didn't think she would do it. I thought she was too young to mean something as serious as that. ...

TINY QUEEN
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January 20, 2017
Swindon, United Kingdom

There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it, and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that  you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is to short to be anything but happy.

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EYE FLIRT
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January 18, 2017
Swindon, United Kingdom

I have my driving test this Friday and I'm determined to pass, I hate having to rely on other people to get me to and from work so when I pass on Friday I will finally feel like an independent adult can't wait.

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ANGEL OF UNDERSTANDING
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January 18, 2017
Swindon, United Kingdom

I haven't been on lettrs for over a year but I'm back now and I'm going to start writing again man I've missed this.

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A SOCCER FAN
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January 13, 2016
 

Do you?

Most people agree that dying while being asleep is the best way to die. Peaceful, no signs of torture or pain. My grandma used to say angels carry them, the ones who are dying while being asleep, to heaven. But sometimes angles can be clumsy and drop them by accident.

Remember the time you felt like falling in your sleep and suddenly woke up ???

LOATHING FACE
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January 13, 2016
 

A quiet cabin in the woods

My wife was shaking me quietly. I looked around the cabin. The girls must have gone to bed. The fire had burned down to embers. My glass of scotch was still in my hand.
"something is tapping on the porch." Then i heard it too. I grabbed my ax and lit the lantern. I opened the door expecting a raccoon or a skunk, but instead i found a boy of about 10 years old.

He stared at me petrified for a moment, then bolted down the path through the woods. I gave chase. He was loosing me but i heard him tumble to the ground. I leapt on top of him in a rage.

"Why were you knocking on my porch?" I screamed. "My uncle told me to." He stammered.

I was no longer angry, b...

AUDREY HEPBURN
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January 13, 2016
 

INSOMNIAC

Someone, we'll call Reece, once told me that there was a reason for everything. No matter what happend to me, it was all part of the grand scheme of things. I've only ever heard people say that about bad things, and in my particular case the bad thing was insomnia. For months I had either not slept or hardky slept atall. I would spend nights lying awake staring at the ceiling. I would fall asleep in class and fall behind in everything i did.  Then, one day, i began to grow comfortable in the dark and solace of the night.
One night, i was lying in bed when i heard the door open. Thinking it was my mother or father, i slowly turned to greet them, when i saw Reece stumble and fall  th...

HAND TO THE SUN
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January 13, 2016
 

I am Sam
I have reached the gates of hell. I entered without fear. I met the lord of all evil, and we made a deal. I got back to earth, with a task.
I have to kill 666 people before i die. If i do so, i will soend eternity as a Demon King in Hell, with my own legion to command. Of course, i'm very delighted by that perspective.....
There is one condition though: I cannot just kill random people. There is a trigger: If they hear one simple incantation involving my name, they are eligible to be my target. I managed to make my job easier, putting this spell into a book, a famous one, so that many people will probably hear it. I am very smart indeed.
So, after you hear the deadly sentence, I will...

DO NOT FEAR YOUR FEARS
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January 11, 2016
 

A Mothers's Love

One afternoon, a couple was travelling by car when at a far distance they saw a woman in the middle of the road, waving frantically.

The wife told her husband to keep on driving because it might be too dangerous, but the husband decided to pass by slowly so he wouldn't stay with the doubt on his mind of what might of happened and the chances of anyone being hurt. As they closer, they noticed a woman with cuts and bruises on her face and arms. They decided to stop and see if they could be of any help.

The cut and bruised woman was begging for help telling them that she had been in a car accident and that her husband and son, a new born baby, were still inside the car ...

EVERY MOTHER COUNTS
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January 11, 2016
Swindon, United Kingdom

Imagine this:
One day, you walk into school to find your crush leaning against your locker, staring at you. You think there's mistake and just stand there, waiting for him to leave. He doesn't leave. You feel bold and ask him what's up?. He smiles super big, takes your hand, and kisses it. You guys are already late to class, so you decide to just cut. He drives you to your favorite ice cream place, on the way describing his feelings for you. You guys get ice cream, he puts a bit on your nose. Before wiping it off, he grabs a napkin and tells you to close your eyes. Then he tells you to open your mouth too. You do so. Before you know what's going on, he shoves the napkin in your mouth, pulls ...

LAND OF THE FREE
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November 16, 2015
 

Paris have dropped bombs on isis with a message "with love from paris"

World War 3 is here .........

THE SOUNDS OF ANNOYANCE
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November 15, 2015
 

Shocked about paris and even more  shocked that i was supposed to be there that weekend but didn't go because i was working all my thoughts and prares go out to paris and to everyone who lost their lives and to their familys such a deviststion isis needs to be obliterated before they cause anymore heartache this is leading towards WW3 and i fear that the world will not recover again ... we stand by you paris #prayforparis

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EIFFEL TOWER
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November 5, 2015
 

TIMEKEEPER

He had been given the watch on his tenth birthday. It was an ordinary grey plastic wristwatch in every respect except for the fact that it was counting down. "That is all the time you have left in the world, son. Use it wisely". And indeed he did. As the watch ticked away, the boy, now a man, lived life to the fullest. He climbed mountains and swam oceans. He talked and laughed and lived and loved. The man was never afraid, for he knew exactly how much time he had left.

Eventually, the watch began it's final countdown. The old man stood looking over everything he had done, everything he had built. 5. He shook hands with his old business partner, the man who had long been his ...

ROBIN WILLIAMS
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November 5, 2015
 

THE PERFECT PLAN

On Monday, I came up with the perfect plan.
No one even knew we were friends.
On Tuesday, He stole the gun from his dad.
On Wednesday, we decided to make our move during the following day's pep rally.
On Thursday, while the entire school was in the gym, we waited just outside the doors. I was to use the gun on whoever walked out first. Then he would take the  gun and go into the gym blasting.
I walked up to Mr.Quinn the guidance counsellor and shot him in the face three times. He fell back into the gym, dead. The shots were deafening. We heard screams in the gym.
No one could see us yet. I handed him the gun and whispered, "your turn". He ran into the gym and start...

REPUBLIC OF UPPER VOLTA
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November 5, 2015
 

ALIONE WITH MY THOUGHTS

I awoke in a hot and humid blackness, with no light from any source whatsoever to cast shadows. This was pitch blackness in it's worst form. With no room whatsoever to move, I realised I had been buried in the ground with almost instant revulsion and panic, I began clawing and pushing at the ceiling above me, knowing that it would do no good, but hoping still. I pleaded with every thought that some force of nature would get me out of this box, that i could breathe cool, fresh air yet again.
I felt the ceiling above me. Smooth, where but a short time ago i had been clawing and scratching and punching and pushing at it. The more i thought about it, the more i realise...

HOWLING FOR YOU
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November 5, 2015
 

FRIENDS

Two friends, Mike and Jim were hanging out at Jim's house one day. Mike got up to use the bathroom. While he was gone Mike heard a loud crash of breaking glass from inside the bathroom. He asked Mike what happened and heard his friend's voice reply "nothing i'm fine". When Mike came out of the bathroom he told Jim he had to leave. As he was leaving jim noticed something strange. The lettering on Mike's shirt appeared to be written backwards. Thinking nothing of it, Jim walked to the bathroom to see what caused the loud crash. When he opened the door his blood froze. Lying on the floor was Mike's dead body covered in blood and broken glass. In the bathroom mirror was a gaping hole. ...

LAND OF THE FREE
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November 5, 2015
 

BLACK & WHITE

I don't know exactly why but ever since i was a small kid, i could see people for who they truly are. White is good and Black is evil. I very rarely see whites but i very rarely see blacks too. Most people are usually a shade of Grey, like my stepdad and little brother. My mother and older sister have always been close to white. Which makes sense, they are always devoting their time to help out at homeless shelters. That all changed though when my big sister was found dead by the woods behind our back yard. the police said she had been asphyxiated and showed signs of rape. I will never forget my mother's cries when she found out. At the funeral, my sister laid there in her ca...

HE CAN ONLY HEAR ME WHEN I'M SILENT #2
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November 5, 2015
 

In Berlin, after World War II, money was short, supplies were tight, and it seemed like everyone was hungry. At that time, people were telling the tale of a young woman who saw a blind man picking his way through a crowd. The two started to talk. The man asked her for a favour: could she deliver the letter to the address on the envelope? Well' it was on her way home, so she agreed.

She started out to deliver the message, when she turned around to see if there was anything else the blind man needed. But she spotted him hurrying through the crowd without his smoked glasses or white cane. She went to the police, who raided the address on the envelope, where they found heaps of human flesh for...

HOWLING FOR YOU
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November 5, 2015
 

A CURIOUS WARNING

Last night, as i was sitting in my living room and watching a little TV before bed, i heard a strange noise. It was a slow, drawn out scraping across the hardwood floor. Confused, i searched for the source of the sound; and i found it immediately. Someone had slipped a small, folded note under the door.
"What the ...?" More curious than anything, i approached the note slowly. I knelt down cautiously and picked up the strange paper. On it were only five words, scrawled on in a crude, messy fashion: "Get out. He is coming"
I didn't pause to consider the meaning of the note, however, as i immediately realised there was something very, very wrong with this situation:
The n...

LONDON LIGHTS
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November 5, 2015

What if there are actually multiple souls in your body but you're the most powerful one so you have control over your body, and the voices you hear in your head are just the weaker souls talking to you.

And maybe people with schizophrenia don't have an assertive soul , so all of the souls are fighting to take over. ???

SPIRAL GALAXY
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